2018

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Sarah E. Howerter Civil & Environmental Engineering  
Marissa McFadden    
Jack Reed Civil & Environmental Engineering  

2017

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Ben Kaufman Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Exploration of New Methods in Long Distance Transportation Data Collection and Tourism Travel in Vermont
Hannah Ullman Community Development & Applied Economics Examining Disparities in Long-Distance Travel Access

2016

Student Department Project Title or Topic
     

2015

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Paola Rekalde Aizpuru Civil & Environmental Engineering Teenagers’ mode choice to and from school, and technology use for transportation: Analysis of students from five high schools in Vermont and California
Jim Dunshee Civil & Environmental Engineering Particle Emissions from Biodiesel Blends: Measurement and Trends
Sean Neely Civil & Environmental Engineering Impact of Information Access on Attitudes about Intercity Travel by Automobile, Bus, and Passenger Rail
Saghar Sadeghpour Civil & Environmental Engineering The Impact of Network and Demand Disaggregation on Modelling Transportation System Resiliency Measures
Anna Schulz Master of Public Administration; Community Development and Applied Economics Adapting Bridge Infrastructure to Climate Change in Vermont and Maine
Xiao Xiao Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources The relationship between travel distance, transportation preferences and national park visitation for different racial/ethnic visitors

2014

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Geoff Battista Community Development & Applied Economics Assessing the transportation barries to healthcare among Vermont’s rural elderly
Dan Hagan Mechanical Engineering Applied research on scour phenomena on transportation infrastructure, taking into account he effects of climate change
Chester Harvey Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Urban livability and active transportation to determine microscale measures of physical street environments
Tim Pede Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Designing an energy use indicator for an integrated land use and transportation model
Phoebe Girouard Spencer Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Seasonal walking and bicycling behavior

2013

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Ben Carlson Masters of Public Administration Best practices in transportation communications & applications for the UVM Transportation Research Center
Tyler Feralio Civil & Environmental Engineering Predicting Transient Particle Number Emissions from Different Blends and Feedstocks of Biodiesel Using an Artificial Neural Network
Kristine Harootunian Civil & Environmental Engineering Understanding the relationship between familiarity and fault in motor vehicle crashes
Isaac Lawrence Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Chittenden County, Vermont implementation of the UrbanSim modeling framework; Development of a model of impervious surface area resulting from development
Ben Schilling Electrical Engineering Machine-Man Collaboration for Counting Pedestrians, Bicycles, and Cars in Video
Dan Sithole Educational Leadership and Policy The Effects of Perkins Act Policies on Gender Equity in Vermont High School Career Technical Education: A Hierarchical Linear Model

2012

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Ian Anderson   Strength and Durability Of Porous Concrete, Under Freezing/Thawing and Salt Exposure
Nathan Patrick Belz   Opposition to Roundabouts, Driver Behavior and Gap-Forcing at Roundabouts
Matt Conger   Characterization of Restart Events and Tailpipe Particulate Matter Emissions from a 2010 Hybrid Toyota Camry under Real-World Driving Conditions
Alex Hilshey   Estimating the Effect of Electric Vehicle Smart Charging on Distribution Transformer Aging
Brad Lanute   Developing Indicators of Urban Sprawl in Chittenden County for Use in Simulation Modeling and Scenario Analysis
Qiong Liu   Characterizing Spatial Variability of Obesity in Northern New England
Geoffrey James May   Vibration Monitoring and Load Characteristics Evaluation of I-89 Bridge 58N
Richard Nam   Intra-household Vehicle Allocation as a Factor of System Efficiency and its Impact on the Vermont Carbon Footprint
Tiyasha De Pinto   Integrating Sustainability with Transportation Asset Management Processes
Nathan Reigner   Specifying, Modeling & Monitoring Indicators of Quality for Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Mark Joseph Suozzo   An Investigation of the Testing Procedures and Field Performance of Pervious Concrete Pavements in Vermont
Andrew Vize   Design, Fabrication, And Characterization of a Corona Ionizer for In-Situ Engine Exhaust Monitoring
Aaron Witham   The Effects of Network Dynamics on Sustainable Transportation Organizations Aiming to Influence the Policy-Making Process

2011

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Dale Azaria   Evaluating the Potential for Reduction in Vehicle Miles Traveled in Chittenden County Using an Integrated Land Use – Transportation Model System
Terrence Barrett   Development and Characterization of a Portable Instrument (the NanoAPA) for Real-Time Measurement of the Size and Number of Airborne Nanoparticles.
Joseph Hollis Bartlett   Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Stormwater and Surface Water
Faye Conte   Accessing Food in Northern Rural Climates How Living in a Food Desert Impacts Obesity
Lance Jennings   Characterizing Youth Mobility
Jonathan Maddison   Policy discourse on tailpipe emissions the role policy actors, problem definition, and framing in the news media
Narine Manukyan   Improved Methods for Cluster Identification And Visualization In High-Dimensional Data Using Self-Organizing Maps.
Elysia Nelson   The Social Context of Tailpipe Emissions
Peter Pettengill   Transportation as Recreation An Indicators and Standards of Quality Approach to Managing Transportation in Recreational Settings
Matthew Putnam   A Structural Model of BMI from the Seasonal Effects on Mobility and Eating Behavior.
Karen Sentoff   Characterization of Gas-Phase Emissions from Comparable Conventional and Hybrid Gasoline Vehicles during Real-World Operation
Christina Syrrakou   Investigation into the Optimal Design of Porous Concrete
Matt Tucker   Tracking the Dynamics of Financial Capital Flows in Transportation Planning Governance Networks Which Actors’ Priorities are Funded?

2010

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Diana Colangelo Masters of Public Administration Assessment of Ultrafine Particle Exposures in Alternate Transportation Microenvironments and an Analysis of Activity Databases for Estimating the Effects of Social Networks on Transportation-related Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Jonathan Dowds Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Modeling the Short-Run Impacts of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Charging on Marginal Fuel Costs in the Electric Power Sector under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Eric Garza Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Transportation Energy Efficiency
Cassandra Gekas Community Development & Applied Economics Framework for Addressing Gender & Socio-Economic Equity in Transportation Systems with Time-use Data
David Propen Community Development & Applied Economics Reconciling the Climate Change Consideration-Behavior Gap in Transportation Modal Choice
Kathryn Purchase Civil & Environmental Engineering Residual Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils

2009

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Joseph Bartlett Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Integrated Land-Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling: Stormwater
Jen Kenyan Masters of Public Administration Future Transportation Financing Options: Challenges and Opportunities
Shiao-Ke Chin-Lee Civil & Environmental Engineering Elements and Outcomes of Varying Financing Scenarios on the Overall Cost of Transportation Capital Programs
Matt Davis Masters of Public Administration Transportation Impacts of Transit Oriented Design in Rural Towns (Maine)
Chris Farmer Civil & Environmental Engineering Modeling Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Impacts in Vermont from Empirical Vehicle/User Data
Shuan Huang Civil & Environmental Engineering Integrated Land-Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling
George McCain Civil & Environmental Engineering Designing Sustainable Porous Pavement for Northern Communities
Brian Miles Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Integrated Land-Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling
Robert Purcell Masters of Public Administration Infrastructure Management Systems Enhancement and Integration to Support True Integrated Management System Decision-Making
Mitchell Robinson Civil & Environmental Engineering Emissions & Performance of Alternative Vehicles in Northern Climates
James Sullivan Civil & Environmental Engineering Application of the Network Robustness Index to Identify Critical Road Network Links
Ruth Willis School of Nursing Transportation Access as a Determinant for Care in Patients with Diabetes in Vermont

2008

Student Department Project Title or Topic
Alek Antczak Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Staple Foods and Transportation: An Institutional Analysis of Local Versus Conventional Supply Chains on Carbon Emissions
Ken Bagstad Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Integrating Ecosystem Service Impact Assessment into an Integrated Land Use/Transportation Modeling Framework
Terry Barrett Civil & Environmental Engineering Emissions & Performance of Alternative Vehicles in Northern Climates
Cesar Barrios Civil & Environmental Engineering Multiple Model Framework of Extended Kalman Filtering for Predicting Vehicle Location Using Latest Global Positioning System
Dan Brown Civil & Environmental Engineering Intelligent Traffic Signals: Extending the Range of Self-Organization in Models
Eleanor Campbell Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Carbon Life-cycle Analysis of Organic Versus Conventional Biofuel Crop Production for Canola and Sunflower Crops Grown in the Northeast
Erica Campbell Community Development & Applied Economics Pupil Transportation: Travel Impacts and Potentials for Improvement
Laura Occasio Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Biodiesel – Application of a Novel Analytical Method – Photoelectron Resonance Capture Ionization Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (PERCI AMS)
Keith Pelletier Civil & Environmental Engineering Mechanical and Economic Performance of an Electric Car Utilizing the Zebra Battery Technology in Vermont
Erin Quigley Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Calculating Sequestration for County-Level Carbon Budgets: A Case Study in Chittenden County, Vermont
Alexandra (Lexie) Reiss Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Scenario Land Use and Transportation Modeling for Community Engagement and Understanding at Regional and Local Scales of Governance
Erin Roche Community Development & Applied Economics A Study on the Incentive Elasticity of Demand for Non-motorized Commuting in a University Community
Jane Roodenburg School of Nursing Access to Health Care; Does Transportation Play a Role?
Brian Voigt Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Implementation and Architecture Development of a Combined Land Use & Transportation Model for Chittenden County, Vermont
Elaine Wang Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Mapping Policy Drivers: Discourse Networks in the Formation of Vermont’s Transportation Energy Policy
Galen Wilkerson Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Development of an Architecture for Generating Environmental Outputs from an Integrated Land Use and Transportation Model